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IND v NZ: Lengthy journey forward with the Indian workforce – Dravid

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India head coach Rahul Dravid has stated he doesn’t wish to learn an excessive amount of into India’s 3-0 T20I series win in opposition to New Zealand as New Zealand was taking part in the sequence simply days after its T20 World Cup runner-up end.

A few of the key gamers from each groups have been rested for the sequence as a part of workload administration.

“It was a extremely good sequence win. Everybody performed rather well proper via the sequence. It feels good, good to begin properly. We’re additionally fairly real looking. We now have to maintain our ft on the bottom and be a bit real looking about this win,” Dravid stated on the post-match presentation right here.

The sequence was additionally Dravid’s first task as head coach.

‘Lengthy journey forward’

New Zealand had reached Jaipur for the sequence opener lower than 24 hours after dropping the World Cup ultimate to Australia in Dubai.

“Not straightforward for New Zealand to play a World Cup ultimate after which to show up three days later and play three video games in six days, was by no means going to be straightforward for them. It was good from our perspective however now we have to be taught from this sequence and transfer ahead.

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“It’s a protracted journey forward over the subsequent two years and we’ll have our share of ups and downs.”

India additionally rested a few of its essential gamers together with the likes of Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja. New Zealand rested its captain Kane Williamson. India gave debut caps to a few of those that stood out with their performances in the course of the Indian Premier League, resembling Venkatesh Iyer and Harshal Patel.

“It’s been actually good to see among the younger guys come via. We now have given alternatives to among the boys who haven’t performed quite a lot of cricket over the previous few months. We now have seen among the abilities obtainable to us and now we have to maintain constructing on these abilities as we go ahead. It’s going to be a protracted season between now and the subsequent World Cup being real looking with how a lot cricket a few of our skilled gamers will play,” Dravid signed off.

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